Fire crews called out to chimney fire in Axminster

Fire crew

Fire crew - Credit: Archant

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received a call reporting a chimney on fire at a property in Devon, yesterday (Saturday).

A fire engine from Axminster was immediately mobilised to the detached property, in All Saints, near Axminster, at 17.52pm.

A further two fire engines were mobilised as it was thought the roof could be involved following a call from the occupant.

Upon arrival of the first fire engine, they requested an aerial ladder platform to attend from Taunton and a further appliance from Charmouth.

They found fire was to be contained to the chimney but there was five per cent of smoke damage throughout.

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Fire fighters used two breathing apparatus sets, one hose reel jet, one safety jet, one thermal imaging camera, chimney gear and a gas monitor.

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